Jarlath Kearney

Having gained over 25 years post-graduate experience in quantity surveying and specialised in alternative dispute resolution, Jarlath established Elemental Contract Consultants Limited in 2013 and provides professional services as arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator, expert and party advisor. 


Jarlath is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has extensive experience in the preparation of claims and the resolution of disputes.  He has acted as expert witness on quantum and liability of construction claims. 


Jarlath has been at the fore of adjudication for almost 20 years and has acted as Party Representative in over 150 adjudications.  Jarlath has extensive experience on all aspects of adjudication to ensure that a cost effective and enforceable decision is published. 


Jarlath has completed the RICS Diploma in Adjudication, a pre-requisite to gaining membership of the RICS panel.  Jarlath is on the panel of adjudicators for Hunt ADR, the Society of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Prime Dispute and UK Adjudicators.  Jarlath also receives appointments as adjudicator by agreement of the parties.


Jarlath is the regional chair of the CIArb and Adjudication Society and has lectured extensively on a wide variety of construction law and dispute resolution matters.  Jarlath has designed and developed Expert Witness training in Northern Ireland in conjunction with the High Court.


Jarlath has also written articles for publication, provided visiting lectures to Queens University, Belfast and Ulster University, Jordanstown and has delivered public seminars and bespoke in-house training for established clients.